Closing ranks against Hamas, Egypt's president invited Israeli, Palestinian and Jordanian leaders to a peace summit, officials said Thursday, the biggest show of support yet by moderate Arab states for beleaguered Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.
The meeting will take place Monday in the Red Sea resort of Sharm el-Sheikh, said Israeli government spokeswoman Miri Eisin. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak has invited Abbas, Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and Jordan's King Abdullah II. Jordan confirmed Abdullah would attend.
This is really great news and now Bush simply needs to STFU about the whole situation, Israel needs to lay off the provocative acts and let the politics of the region take their course. Hamas is a complete loose cannon and no sensible nation wants to see them gain any political legitimacy and if we don't do anything foolish to tip the debate, they should find themselves pretty much isolated, and the folks who supported them will see that they were not acting in their own best interests.
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